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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Catherine Fagan


Will of Catherine Fagan
from Newfoundland Will book volume 7 page 355 probate year 1904

The last will of Catherine Fagan of St. John's widow deceased

This is the last will and Testament of I Catherine Fagan of St. John's widow hereby revoking all other and former wills by me at any time made I give devise and bequeath to my son Michael and my daughter Mary wife of Samuel Joy all the property of every description which I may die possessed of to be equally divided between them share and share alike I will and devise that should my said son Michael die during the lifetime of my said daughter Mary without leaving surviving him any children the part of the property bequeathed him shall become the property of my said daughter Mary wife of said Samuel Joy should my said daughter Mary die during the lifetime of my said son Michael then on the death of my said son Michael the part bequeathed him shall descend to my said daughter Mary's next of kin I appoint my said daughter Mary executrix of this my will St. John's April 4th 1891. Catherine her X mark Fagan. Signed by the said Testatrix as and for her last will and testament in the presence of us who in her presence and at her request and in the presence of each other having hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses the words Asigned in the presence of each other having been first printed Thomas his X mark Butler,    James Neville    M.P. Tibbs

I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will of Catherine Fagan.
D.M. Browning


(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
29th April 1904.
Johnson J.
Letters of Probate
granted on the
5th day of May
1904 to Mary
Estate Sworn
at $600.00 (amount very faint)



Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are hand-written copies of a, "last will and testament," written by the court clerk, after the death of the testator, when the executor presented them to the court for probate. The court clerk didn't list the signatures at the bottom, he (or she) just put them in the book in whatever order they were in, on the original document, no spacing most of the time, no punctuation. The originals were kept by the executor.

We, who have typed these wills, have made every effort to include all the errors that were on the microfilm, in order to avoid destroying the integrity of the originals, where ever they may be.

This page contributed by Judy Benson, Alana Bennett,
Wendy Weller, Eric Weller, Kristina Americo and Ivy Benoit

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit April 18, 2002

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